Palaszczuk’s ban on individual lobbyists is ‘farce’: Crisafulli

Queensland opposition leader David Crisafulli says it is a “sham situation” for Queensland Prime Minister Annastacia Palaszczuk to ban three individual lobbyists from having contact with her or her ministers, without banning their companies. “In the case of (Evan) Moorhead, ex-deputy, ex-secretary of state, he’s not even in Queensland anymore, he moved to Canberra because … Read more

‘Massive Rort, Big Embarrassment’: Cost of Victoria’s ‘rorted’ Refrigerator Scheme Revealed

Sky News presenter Peta Credlin says the Victorian Energy Upgrades program, which led to dozens of refrigerators being “dumpted” with small businesses, was a “huge rot” and a “big embarrassment.” “Well, now we know the true cost was in the millions,” she said. “$52 million from taxpayers was spent on carbon credits – these were … Read more

‘Mad rush’ across Europe to return to coal and gas

The Australian’s environment editor Graham Lloyd says there has been a “mad rush” across Europe to return to coal and gas after a “drought in the wind” occurred last summer. “So gas reserves that would normally be stored for winter use were used up due to the absence of renewable energy,” he told Sky News … Read more

Appeals to those ‘dancing on the grave’ of Christianity to reveal ‘better way’

Former Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson has called on those “dancing on the grave” of Christianity to explain their “best” alternative amid an increasingly fragmented and divided Australian society. The Australian Bureau of Statistics on Tuesday released data from the 2021 Census, revealing how the number of non-religious Australians has increased further. “We’re seeing a … Read more

‘Only possible outcome’ of Voice to Parliament referendum would be ‘a train wreck’

Sky News presenter Peta Credlin said Prime Minister Anthony Albanese “really threw the gauntlet” when he said there would be a referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament this term, “whether the opposition supports it or not”. Credlin said a Voice to Parliament would “entrench and exacerbate” moral separatism, as it would “formalize the notion … Read more

‘Only possible outcome’ of Voice to Parliament referendum would be ‘a train wreck’

Sky News presenter Peta Credlin said Prime Minister Anthony Albanese “really threw the gauntlet” when he said there would be a referendum on an Indigenous Voice to Parliament this term, “whether the opposition supports it or not”. Credlin said a Voice to Parliament would “entrench and exacerbate” moral separatism, as it would “formalize the notion … Read more

Boris Johnson is a ‘walking dead man’

Commentator Prue MacSween says UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson is a “dead man walking”. This comes after Johnson faced a no-confidence vote, lost two seats in a key election and had his Conservative president resign. “I can’t see how he can survive this, his blatant disregard for the rules when it comes to COVID and … Read more

Albanians visiting Kyiv would be ‘a matter of symbolism’

Australian Foreign Affairs editor Greg Sheridan says “nothing substantial” will come from Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s visit to Ukraine’s capital Kyiv. “It’s just a matter of symbolism,” he told Sky News presenter Peta Credlin. “I will not object if Albanese goes, because it will be to express solidarity with a democratic nation under invasion by … Read more

Daniel Andrews is a ‘nightmare’ to work with: Tim Smith

Victorian MP Tim Smith says the expected resignation of four Victorian ministers shows Prime Minister Daniel Andrews is “really hard to work with”. Health Minister Martin Foley is among those on the list of people expected to announce their resignations on Friday. Smith said that Foley’s resignation would “really surprise him” as he has “arguably … Read more

Daniel Andrews is a ‘nightmare’ to work with: Tim Smith

Victorian MP Tim Smith says the expected resignation of four Victorian ministers shows Prime Minister Daniel Andrews is “really hard to work with”. Health Minister Martin Foley is among those on the list of people expected to announce their resignations on Friday. Smith said that Foley’s resignation would “really surprise him” as he has “arguably … Read more